Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs.
The digging starts on evening tides and switches to morning tides Sunday for five more days. Wildlife officials say digging is best an hour or two before low tide.
There are two dome-shaped mounds, each more than 100 feet high and more than 1,000 feet wide, on the bottom at the south end of the canal near Lilliwaup. Washington scientists believe they were produced by underwater landslides.
After last week’s controversial octopus capture in West Seattle, The state Fish and Wildlife Department is considering banning octopus hunting on some beaches.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife agents have conducted 14 raids around the state in a series of poaching investigations, and they say dozens of people could face charges.